How do I add or change a YouTube profile picture?

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

YouTubeYoutube offers many customization options to its users. They vary from adding channel art, to privacy settings, to a custom channel description. One of the most common customization options users inquire about is how to change their profile picture; to do so, follow the instructions in the next section.

Adding or changing your profile picture

  1. Go to the YouTube website and click YouTube sign in button in the upper right-hand corner (if you're not already signed into your YouTube account).

Note: If you don't have YouTube account, you'll need to create one.

  1. Select My Channel from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. If you don't see it, click the YouTube menu button button in the upper-left hand corner of the screen.
  2. Locate your current (or blank) profile picture and click on the YouTube pencil icon icon in the corner.
  3. In the Edit channel icon dialogue box that appears, click the Edit button.
  4. You should be prompted to change your Google profile picture, which also change your YouTube channel picture.